Facebook via 6th Battalion 29th Field Artillery Strasssburg Kaserne
Known worldwide for their all-American Southern rock hits and heart-pounding tributes to the service members protecting our freedom, Montgomery Gentry were the perfect candidate for a group of veterans in search of their battalion.
The United States Army’s 6th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery was originally activated in Germany and assigned to the 1st Armored Division in 1984. It was in the early 90s that many were stationed at Srassburg Kaserne, in Idar-Oberstein, Germany for service.
Once the battalion was inactivated in 1995, many of these service members lost contact with one another, but remained very close at heart. Nearly 20 years later, a group of veterans who served in this very battalion began searching for others who had served alongside them – and they decided to make a video to help!
The video shows clips and photographs from their time in the Army, and is set to the unforgettable Montgomery Gentry single, “Didn’t I”. Below the video reads a heartfelt message explaining their goal:
“We are a group of soldiers and vets that served together at Strassburg Kaserne Idar-Oberstein, Germany looking to reunite with others that served with us.”
“Didn’t I” was a remarkable single for Montgomery Gentry. Although it was never officially released as a single, it made quite a name for itself. Not only did it land in the Top 100 on the U.S. Country chart, but it was also one of the most compelling tracks issued from the incredible 2002 film, We Were Soldiers.
The song obviously holds a special place in many people’s hearts, and represents Montgomery Gentry’s dedication to America’s armed forces.
The 6th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Strassburg Kaserne has been searching to reconnect with their fellow service members for quite a while now and have created a Facebook page to help them all stay in touch.
So far, they count over 500 people connected with them through Facebook and probably many of them have seen this video too!
The video below shows their amazing story as soldiers, and is sure to tug at your heart strings! We hope that they are able to connect with everyone they can!